1. Fireside Chats Live

    Paul and I are happy to announce our first edition of Fireside Chats Live tonight after the rubber match of this three game battle for A.L. East supremacy. Rays fans, Red Sox fans…come one, come all...

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  2. Interviewing rising star Michael Bowden

    Pawtucket Red Sox pitching coach Rich Sauveur was relaxing in his McCoy Stadium office before a game on August 29, discussing Boston’s latest “stud” pitching prospect, Michael Bowden, who was promoted to Triple A during the season...

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  3. Tampa Bay's Rally Helps Keep Boston at Bay

    It was set up perfectly - a go ahead two-run homer by Jason Bay giving the ball to our closer in the ninth - but it did not turn out perfect as Jonathan Papelbon let up two runs and the Rays came from behind to keep possession of the A...

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  4. Buchholz shut down for season; Kottaras called up

    The Red Sox have shut down minor league pitcher Michael Bowden (stay tuned for Mike Scandura’s interview with him tomorrow) and the No-Hit Kid, Clay Buchholz, who as we all know, had a rough season this year...

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  5. Crisp Coming Through

    When words like those that follow are uttered in Spring Training, they usually precede a player shooting their way out of town. “I want to play everyday. I think everybody wants to play everyday...

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  6. BOS 3, TAM 0:

    It was a night where the Red Sox organization thanked its fans for setting the MLB record for most consecutive sell outs at home—456 to be exact—and it was also a night ...

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  7. It's official: Brady out for year

    In lieu of a game thread (the game will be liveblogged later tonight…come join in the fun!), I thought I’d make mention of the sports story all over New England today. I am saddened by this news...

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  8. TRIVIA: 15 runs or more

    The last trivia question asked who the first two players were to have their numbers retired by the Red Sox and in what year. The answer is 1984, with Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr garnering the honors...

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  9. POLL: A.L. East Showdown

    A combination of the Rays opening the door and the Red Sox storming to the stoop have made this series a battle for supremacy in the A.L. East...

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  10. INTERVIEW: Sox’s No. 1 pick: Casey Kelly

    Casey Kelly, drafted in June, is already ranked the Sox’s fifth-best prospect. He is a two-way player, preferring to play shortstop while the Red Sox see his future on the mound...

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  11. 9/7: Byrd Dog

    Prev. Gm : Boston Red Sox (83-58) @ Texas Rangers (70-73) Paul Byrd (10-11, 4.58) @ Brandon McCarthy (1-0, 2...

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  12. BOS 8, TEX 1: Welcome back

    In Mike Lowell’s first at-bat after being on the disable list, Lowell smacked a solo-home run that would open the flood gates in Boston’s 8-1 rout of the Rangers...

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  13. Farewell to Zach Hayes

    On Sept. 19, 2005, a new voice entered Fire Brand and promptly said, “I love this time of year, when every game is a must win and every loss means flipping over the coffee table and pouring boiling water down your throat...

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  14. Jonathan Papelbon: The Forgotten Man

    Is it just me, or has one of the Red Sox most potent weapons been noticeably forgotten in the remarkable 21-9 run this team has been on since Aug...

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  15. Josh Reddick chats with Fire Brand

    Josh Reddick, 21, was named a California League Post-Season All Star after hitting .343/.375/.593 in 312 at-bats, 17 home runs and stealing nine bases (caught once) for Lancaster. He had a cup of coffee with Greenville, hitting ...

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  16. BOS 5, BAL 4: Offense needs a slugger huh?

    Down by four runs headed into the seventh inning the Boston Red Sox rallied past the Baltimore Orioles scoring five runs combined in the 7th, 8th, and 9th for a come from behind victory ...

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  17. YOU BE GM: What to do in offseason

    The recent discussion on A.J. Burnett got me thinking, so I’d like to open up a bit of a fun exercise for all of us. Let us pretend that you’re the general manager of the Red Sox right now...

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  18. Red Sox to Target A.J. Burnett

    Per Ken Rosenthal: The Red Sox are planning a major push for Blue Jays right-hander A.J. Burnett , according to a rival executive. Burnett, 31, is almost certain to opt out of his contract and become a free agent at the end of the season...

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  19. Poll: Umm…Go Yankees?

    Has it really come down to this? With the main competition, the Tampa Bay Rays, facing off against the only A.L...

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  20. When September Ends…

    September is officially upon us, queue Green Day in the background… Summer has come and passed The innocent can never last Wake me up when September ends Ring out ...

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  21. Red Sox-Orioles: Young Guns Charge the Red Sox Past Baltimore

    Jeff Bailey notched a solo homer in the second, Dustin Pedroia collected two hits and two RBI, and Jed Lowrie walked three times and drove home two in Boston’s 7-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles...

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  22. Lars Anderson talks baseball with Fire Brand

    Lars Anderson, the top position player prospect for the Red Sox, is currently demolishing Double-A at the young age of 20. He opened the year at Single-A Lancaster and hit 317/.409/...

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  23. CWS 4, BOS 2: Sox Can’t Complete Sweep

    Gavin Floyd improved to 15-6 pitching 6 2/3’s innings of work against Tim Wakefield who turned in his 17th quality of the start of the season - tying him with Jon Lester for the team lead - in a 4-2 decision over Boston...

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  24. SOX ON DECK: Bailey, Carter, Thurston, Zink pace PawSox to playoffs

    And you wonder why the Pawtucket Red Sox have set a franchise record for most victories (83, prior to Friday’s game versus Buffalo)? Look no further than the International League All-Star team — especially at the top...

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  25. Michael Bowden Recalled to Boston

    Update 10:30 PM: Bowden will be starting tomorrow in place of David Pauley. Update 9:40 PM: The Red Sox are recalling uber-prospect Michael Bowden, 21, from the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, the Providence Journal has learned...

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